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Nine men and woman indicted for illegal firearms possession, drugs

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SAVANNAH, Ga. - Nine defendants, including one Augustan, are among those facing federal charges including drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms after separate indictments by a grand jury in the Southern District of Georgia.

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  1. There is a growing push to federalize additional firearms related crime. This would allow the federal prosecution of almost any firearms related crime, including carry of a firearm by a prohibited person. This would result in far longer sentences for criminals who now receive much shorter sentences under the laws of most states. (There is no parole in the federal system.)While this initially sounds attractive, the opportunities for gross prosecutorial misconduct suggests caution. It appears, to many, that the more salient problem is that far too few cases are being referred to the US Attorney by local left wing DA’s. The cure for that problem is to be found at the ballot box.

  2. I am 100% in favor of long prison sentences for firearm related crimes. Those 87 month sentences listed above should have been 120 minimum as far as I’m concerned. Guns should be made radioactive for criminal use. If it doesn’t deter the criminals, then they can sit in jail for 10 years, plus the crime committed while using the gun. I worry too, that overzealous gun control DA’s could somehow stretch it to punish normal law abiding people that accidentally get caught up in a situation. Example: Buying a gun in good faith that turns out to be stolen. Or drinking one too many and getting a DUI while in possession of a gun.

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